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The call for projects on the design of the Luxembourg pavilion for the World Fair 2020 Dubai is available on the portal for public procurement contracts. Associations of architects and scenographers are invited to submit their project no later than 20 March 2017 in order to participate in the public call for tender.
The aim of the HelloFuture project launched at the start of 2017 is to promote jobs in industry and technology among young people (at every level of study) in the Grand Duchy. The purpose in connecting schools and industry is to rejuvenate the image of the sector which, let's not forget, represents more than 100,000 jobs in the Grand Duchy.
The S.à.r.l.-S allows entrepreneurs in Luxembourg to start their own company from 1 euros onwards. Contrary to the classic S.à.r.l. statute, you don't need a capital of 12,000 euros to start your own company. So, with a budget of between 1 and 12,000 euros, anyone can now embark on an entrepreneurial adventure.
At the end of 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) published a new edition of its report on international trade - the Global Enabling Trade Report 2016. The report, published every two years since 2008, features a composite index - the Enabling Trade Index (ETI) - which assesses the extent to which the 136 economies analysed have in place the factors facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to their destination.
The state's school and university restaurant service, Restopolis, organises a themed week on the topic of 'consume locally' in over 90 restaurants and canteens in Luxembourg from 16 until 20 January.
In a globalised world, a country's human capital is a key factor in its competitiveness. Most countries around the world not only want to grow and attract talent, but also to retain it. This is the idea developed by the INSEAD business school in establishing its annual report on countries' talent competitiveness (GTCI*).
At the end of 2016, Forbes drew up a list of "the best countries for business". Of the 139 countries analysed, the Grand Duchy ranks among the top 20, in a splendid 14th place. The ranking is headed by Sweden, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, in that order. Sweden ranked among the top 10 countries in seven of the eleven categories measured.
The 'Vakanz' fair has been held in January each year in the Grand Duchy for more than twenty years. 200 exhibitors from all over the world present their tourist and holiday offers to the general public over an area covering more than 14,000 sq.m.